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UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Defeats #6 UCLA 9-8 In Late Comeback

“We take pride in playing a tough schedule,” Ramsey said. “There are teams ranked ahead of us ucsantabarbarawomenslacrosseright now that asked me to schedule them for at least two easy games at the Shootout. Their coach did not want more than two tough opponents. We could be undefeated right now since I control the schedule. I’d rather do it this way and the team takes pride in not slacking off.”


Last Friday the #5 UCSB women’s club lacrosse team took a trip down to UCLA to square off with the #6 Bruins. For most of the game, the Gauchos trailed UCLA, and with 20 minutes left to play, UCSB was down 8-5 and it wasn’t looking good.

“[The feeling that we had was] dismay,” Head Coach Paul Ramsey said. “We were thoroughly out-played by UCLA for the first 40 minutes of the game.”

The Gauchos, however, were not dead yet. UCSB began to show signs of life when sophomore attacker Ashley Antoon-Algieri scored with about 18 minutes left to bring the score to 8-6. About eight minutes later, senior midfielder Katie Moran scored to make it 8-7. Then, with almost nine minutes left and new life in sight, freshman midfielder Maegan Cruse fired a shot at the UCLA goal and tied the score 8-8.

“We knew we had the win after scoring the tying goal and finally evening out the score,” Moran said.

Almost three minutes later, that prediction would turn out to be true. With six minutes left in the game, Antoon-Algieri struck again for her second goal of the day to put the Gauchos ahead by one goal at 9-8.

“It’s a privilege to be the solidifying factor behind a team that plays hard until the last minute,” Antoon-Algieri said. “That night it was the whole team that fought for ground balls, kept UCLA from scoring, won the draws and scored three consecutive goals in order for us to tie; I just happened to be the one that scored [the last one].”

Ramsey was ecstatic with the comeback.

UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Florida, BYU And Colorado State At 35th Annual Santa Barbara Shootout; Lose Two Close Games Against Michigan And Georgia

ucsb-womens-lacrosse-vs-georgiaThe Gauchos’ first game was Friday afternoon against the University of Michigan. UCSB lost that game 7-6, but got their revenge later that night when they beat the University of Florida 9-6. On Saturday they had just one game against Brigham Young University, which was won by a score of 10-8. On Sunday, the final day of the tournament, the Gauchos first beat defending national champion Colorado State University 9-7, and then lost an overtime heartbreaker to the University of Georgia.


The 35th Annual Santa Barbara Shootout ended last Sunday. Though some of the games were moved out of Harder Stadium to Rob Field to accommodate for rain that never came, the Gauchos did play all five of their games and came out of the tournament with a record of 3-2, and are now 5-2 overall.

The first game against Michigan was the game in which the Gauchos played most inconsistently.

“We were lethargic against Michigan for some reason,” Ramsey said. “Preparations all week for a 51-team tournament, setting things up the day of the game and then playing a good team like that didn’t let us put our best effort out there. It was a lot to overcome.”

“Michigan was a loss from which we learned a lot,” senior captain and midfielder Katie Moran said. “We learned we have to come out ready to play from the first draw control to the last ground ball. Because we were doing a lot of work organizing the tournament and making sure goals were where they were supposed to be, we got distracted from our number-one focus: playing lacrosse.

The Gauchos had to battle back from being behind at some point in every game. Coach Ramsey said he is proud of his team for showing this ability and that it will help them later on. One major problem that the Gauchos had was struggling to score first. According to senior captain and defenseman Selina Eadie, this stems from the team’s “second-half mentality”.

“A challenge that we face is overcoming our ‘second-half team’ mentality,” Eadie said. “Our team has consistently dominated the second half of every game that we have played, which has been fantastic. However, the weekend also showed us the necessity of bringing our drive and urgency to the first half of every game. I think that we struggled to score first because we didn’t realize that urgency right away.”

Overall, the team is happy with their performance. According to Eadie, the team showed a lot of potential and played very well despite the enormous challenge of playing five games in three days.

The way the tournament went showed that the league is completely up for grabs this year. Judging by the heart and intensity that the Gauchos played with over the weekend, there is a good chance that they will be the ones to grab it.

“I’m happy with our 3-2 result,” Moran said. “We learned a lot from our losses. We also learned that this league is up for grabs: We upset the national champs, but lost to the number-10 seed.”



UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Defeats San Diego State 18-5 And Arizona State 20-4 At Surfside Cup In San Diego

ucsantabarbarawomenslacrosse12UCSB 18 San Diego State 5

“Everyone dressed played tonight…and that’s a big thing for me,” commented Ramsey. “I want everyone to get in every game and they’re all working hard enough in practice to show they deserve it.”

“I trust them enough to put them all in and the more playing time they get the more I trust them. It’s a great circle.”

UCSB starts the season 1-0 while San Diego State drops to 0-1. Sunday action continues in the Surfside Cup as University of Denver takes on the Canadian National Team. So far it’s been the Northwestern University show at this Cup. The four-time NCAA defending champion Wildcats have a 24-6 win over Denver and a 21-5 win over Canada to their credit. Denver plays Canada at 11am and UCSB plays Arizona State at 1pm in the stadium at Rancho Bernardo High School.

Other UCSB action at the Surfside Cup included three short period scrimmages for the UCSB ‘B’ Team. In the opener the Gauchos dropped a 9-5 decision to UCLA ‘B’ but rebounded with a 5-4 win over Nevada-Reno and an 11-2 win over UC San Diego ‘B’ to wrap up the day. The UCSB ‘B’ Team opens their season at home on Saturday, January 31st, when they host Occidental College in a 2pm match on the Rob Field Turf at UCSB.


UCSB 20 Arizona State 4

UCSB played the final game of the Surfside Cup in San Diego taking on Arizona State in a Western Women’s Lacrosse League inter-region game. The 4th ranked Gauchos started fast taking a 14-3 lead into halftime while also getting everyone suited up into the game. Nineteen UCSB players saw action in the first 20 minutes of the game and then exchanged for each other regularly every 10 minutes or so through the 60 minutes of stopped clock play.

Junior Samantha Lutz (San Diego, CA) led all goal scorers again for the second game in a row with 4 goals. Sophomore Alyssa Nelson (Denver, CO) led the team in points with 3 goals and 2 assists. UCSB improved on sharing the wealth from the night before when 9 Gauchos contributed to the offense in an 18-5 win over San Diego State. Eleven players got in on the action on the attack against the Sun Devils.

“That sets the bar pretty high for sharing the ball on offense,” said head coach Paul Ramsey about eleven players getting at least a goal or an assist.

“The new players stepped up and played big roles,” said sophomore Brittany Barry (Basking Ridge, NJ). “We’re very proud of them.”

The UCSB defense continued the team concept as well limiting Arizona State to 10 shots on goal with lots of help on the ball and slides to the Sun Devils’ second options. UCSB outshot Arizona State 36-10.

UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse To Play San Diego State And Arizona State Women’s Lacrosse In “Surfside Cup” This Weekend



The Gauchos will play San Diego State on Saturday and Arizona State on Sunday. Last season, the Gauchos defeated both teams, beating San Diego 18-4 at home and Arizona 14-3 in Tempe.

I feel confident that our team is getting exactly where we need to be at this point in the season. We’re ready to be a dominant force in the league, from these first two games on. And the best part? We look better every day that we play together.”


The Gauchos have another busy weekend ahead of them. On Saturday, the Gauchos open their season with the Surfside Cup at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.

Besides acting as the opener for the season, the cup also provides an opportunity for 10 of the nation’s top high school teams to observe the teams playing in the tournament. The Gauchos will play San Diego State on Saturday and Arizona State on Sunday. Last season, the Gauchos defeated both teams, beating San Diego 18-4 at home and Arizona 14-3 in Tempe. Head Coach Paul Ramsey is most concerned with SDSU for now, simply because they are the Gauchos’ first opponent.

“San Diego State, since they’re the next opponent we play, is the team that has me the most concerned,” Ramsey said. ”We’re on the ‘get excited to play the next game’ theme now.”

Senior captain and midfielder Katie Moran is also more concerned with SDSU.

“SDSU is always a fast team so they might be more of a challenge,” Moran said. “Plus, their team’s average height is about five feet tall, so we sometimes make a few extra fouls trying to reach down to hit the ball out of their sticks.”

Though the Gauchos handled the Aztecs with ease the last time they met, SDSU has two new coaches this year, both former All-Americans from Northwestern University, and that could provide something of a challenge. Ramsey, however, believes he knows what he can expect.

“I’ve seen [their style of play] quite a bit since the Northwestern NCAA championship games are on TV every year and that style of defense was one of the schemes we ran when I was coaching the defense at Hofstra,” Ramsey said. ”The key is to keep the ball moving ahead of the double team and get the ball over to the side of the field opposite the double team before attacking the goal. They’ll be marking the ball behind the goal if they’re doing everything so we need to be sure to not to assume it’s a safe area and be ready to attack from all four corners of the scoring area.”

Moran believes her team is ready for the season to begin, and that they have a chance to do something special.

“We’re really excited to see how we all play together in these first two matches,” Moran said. “I feel confident that our team is getting exactly where we need to be at this point in the season. We’re ready to be a dominant force in the league, from these first two games on. And the best part? We look better every day that we play together.”


UCSB Women’s Lacrosse Goes 2-1 In OC Play-Day in Newport Coast, CA


Newport Coast, CA – The UCSB Fall Ball Squad won two and lost one at the inaugural OC Play-Day at Newport Ridge Park. Family Weekend at UCSB and the extraction

of two wisdom teeth for one player left the Gauchos short-handed on experience with five ‘A’ Team candidates not traveling. Their absence, coupled with seven Gauchos being abroad for the Fall, opened up playing time for a mix of eager UCSB players who made the short drive to Orange County to play some lacrosse. Two returning ‘A’ Team starters, Ashley Antoon-Algieri and Katie Moran, made the trip. The rest of the Gauchos were out to prove themselves and have fun doing it.The play-day consisted of three 40 minute scrimmages for each of the four teams participating. The day started for four Gauchos when they were borrowed by a short-handed Tricheck team for the first game of the day. The request came almost as UCSB players were climbing out of their vans to get ready to warm up for the game afterward. The four Gauchos played all 40 minutes and contributed to a Tricheck win over Team OC. Then the tournament started for real for UCSB as they played the first game on their schedule. The Gauchos fielded a frosh/soph team for the UC Irvine scrimmage, including two rookies starting and playing in their first lacrosse game. The fresh faces were quick to set the pace against UC Irvine in a 10-3 success. In the first 20 minute half the Gauchos led 5-1 at half-time.

“It was nice to see the rookies experience success together,” said head coach Paul Ramsey. “It’s a strong class so that success wasn’t unexpected but for them to experience it was good.”


The pace quickened when a group made up of UCSB veterans and some of the rookies took the field to face Team OC. The Gauchos led 8-4 at half-time with some nice transition play and some assisted goals. Team OC is a high school select team representing the best of Orange County. It trains together throughout the year except during the C.I.F. season and it includes at least three known NCAA Division One early signees. A fired up Team OC came out strong in the second half at the same time the Gauchos started subbing liberally. Team OC
pulled to within striking distance

but UCSB held on for a 12-11 win.”Some would say going into that situation at less than full strength is bad scheduling,” commented Ramsey. “However, I think missing multiple starters and still being competitive playing with a whole bunch of new faces is a good thing.”
Ramsey thought Melissa Humphreys (Coronado / UC Berkeley ) gave Team OC an advantage on the draw while Anna Maria Carabini (St. Margaret’s / St. Mary’s ) controlled play and possession on the attacking end. Francie Crowell (Los Alamitos / Notre Dame ) kept working her way inside on dodges to both score goals and assist while she was on the move.

He says they weren’t the only three on the field who can play ball either. “There were a bunch of other good players on that team, too, in addition to the three we know have signed early,” said Ramsey.



At the end of the day UCSB faced a Tricheck team the Gauchos had beaten 18-11 last week but this time around Tricheck picked up the previously mentioned Carabini, Crowell and Humphreys to supplement their roster. UCSB seemed in control for most of the first stanza but then the Los Angeles based post-collegiate team and ringers surged for three unanswered goals to close the first half ahead 6-5. Play was mostly even after the intermission with the two teams just about trading goals but Tricheck was still ahead by that one goal with time running out. A UCSB goal tied it at 8-8 but then in the closing moments Tricheck put in another two goals for the 10-8 final.Ramsey commented, “that one was tough because we turned the ball over three or four times in a row on offense to close out the first half and it gave them life going into half-time.”

Tricheck capitalized on those UCSB turnovers with the three unanswered goals to take that 6-5 lead.



“When it got down to less than two minutes in the first half one or two attempts at good looks on offense by us instead of forcing it like we did and we could have gone into half-time up 5-3 or maybe 6-3,” Ramsey concluded.The two minutes at the end of the first half of this one notwithstanding, though, the Gauchos had a good outing in the OC.



Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
2009 Women’s Lacrosse
2008 Fall Ball Squad vs UC Irvine (Oct 26, 2008 at Newport Coast, CA)


SCORE BY PERIOD                 1  2  Tot
2008 Fall Ball Squad……….  5  5 – 10
UC Irvine…………………        1  2 –  3

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
2009 Women’s Lacrosse
2008 Fall Ball Squad vs Team OC (Oct 26, 2008 at Newport Coast, CA)


SCORE BY PERIOD                 1  2  Tot
2008 Fall Ball Squad……….  8  4 – 12
Team OC…………………..      4  7 – 11


Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) To Hold Championship At UCSB April 18-19, 2009


Santa Barbara, CA – The Western Women’s Lacrosse League held their annual fall meeting at UCSB today. Business conducted included awarding the two division WWLL Championship Tournament to the Gauchos. UCSB will be the host institution for the event April 18 – 19, 2009 and the host hotel is the Ramada Limited. The WWLL Championships are a twelve team and two division tournament. Eight teams in the WWLL DI compete for the top tier championship. Four teams in WWLL DII compete for their own championship. The WWLL is thirty-two teams strong with member institutions in Arizona, California and Nevada.

The UCSB ‘A’ Team won the 2008 league championship game at the event hosted by Chico State University this past season. It took a come-from-behind effort to get a 12-11 double overtime victory over rival Cal Poly SLO. The UCSB ‘B’ Team entered the WWLL Championships seeded second behind eventual champion Cal Poly SLO ‘B’ but were upset in the semifinals by Sonoma State and fell 6-5.


Team Title Contact Phone
Chico State Coach George Carnes 858-231-1023
Directions Player Rep Kelly Olney  
  Player Rep Jenna (925)639-7873
Santa Clara University Coach Brendan O’Brien (650) 888-1291
Directions Player Rep Sarah Herscovici 720-220-7805
  Player Rep Margaux Chan 206-890-8938
UC Davis Coach Nikki Ling (650) 387-7605
Directions Asst Coach Tiffany Lee  (510) 418-9078
  Player Rep Hannah Brosnan (415) 516-8852
  Player Rep Emily Lisker (510) 325-0642
Cal Poly Coach Nick Campo (530) 574-3464
  Coach Mike Windall (530) 574-6788
Directions Player Rep Laura Hobson 650-464-1631


Team Title Contact Phone
Cal Poly “B Coach Alyssa Barker (805) 441-7412
Directions Player Rep Laura Hobson 650-464-1631
Sacramento State Coach Lisa Branch 916-541-5024
  Player Rep Laura Mertz (916) 217-2093
San Jose State Coach Luca Jacobson 408-406-0490
Provisional Player Rep Marika Minehart 408-892-2134
  Player Rep Stephanie Flowers 925-698-9567
Santa Barbara City College Coach Paul Ramsey (interim) (508) 963-9040
Provisional Player Rep    
  Player Rep    
Sonoma State Coach Dustin Dear 949-412-4737
Directions Player Rep Eva Oliver 209-743-8777
  Player Rep Stacey Sniderhan 805-714-5440
UCSB “B” Coach Jaime Schumaker (541) 680-2969
Directions Player Rep    
  Player Rep    


Team Title Contact Phone
Pepperdine Coach Kate Hicks 801.635.7949
Directions Player Rep Alexis Padis 310.383.3508
UCLA Coach Nick Liebman 303-359-6141
Directions Player Rep Sarah Strock (760) 710-1055
  Player Rep Hayley Wheeler 925-917-0093
UC Santa Barbara Coach Paul Ramsey (508) 963-9040
Directions Player Rep Katie Moran 650-533-2090
  Player Rep Selina Eadie (530) 848-5577
USC Coach Gabe Valenzuela (323) 217 – 2270
Directions Player Rep Courtney Quinn 301-467-6645
  Player Rep Nicole Pham  


Team Title Contact Phone
Arizona State Coach Maren Henley 480.252.4467
Directions Player Rep Jennifer Nevatt 215.208.0755
  Player Rep Katie Peterson 860.463.2567
  Game Contact Jackie Au or Maren Henley 480.650.7369
SDSU Coach Lynda McCandlish 614-327-8247
Directions Player Rep Becca Hintz 916-769-9399
  Player Rep Claire Shannon 619-405-4496
U. Arizona Coach Heather Snow  
Directions Player Rep Thea Rodenburg 732-614-9921
  Player Rep Nicolina Milani-Walker 415-290-3345
UC San Diego Coach Lindsay Barton 732-691-1536
Directions Player Rep    
USD Coach    
Directions Player Rep Ashley Geier 858.342.2192
Player Rep Katie Gosen 858.663.8842
    Mallory Cleveland 303.880.4848


Team Title Contact Phone
Cal State Fullerton Coach Meagan Fitzgerald 609-575-2462
Provisional Player Rep Michelle Van Alstine (949) 302-8476
  Player Rep Jennifer Van Alstine (949) 302-8487
Lady Orangemen Coach Chapman  
Provisional Player Rep Allison Wong 720-934-2647
  Player Rep Briana Carlson 714-679-9444
LMU Coach Lito Coronel 310-849-1961
Directions Player Rep Ashley Boyer  
Occidental College Coach Herbie Huff  
Directions Player Rep Nathalie Morison 603-801-4816
  Player Rep Emily Phillips 425-765-3029
Pepperdine “B” Coach Juliet Mittleman (310) 570-5328
Directions Player Rep    
UC Irvine Coach    
Directions Player Rep Nicole Wheatley  
UCLA “B” Coach Shanta Loeker 847-334-1240
Directions Player Rep Hannah Jorgensen 949-584-1278
SDSU “B” Coach Megan Brydges 619-244-8556
Directions Player Rep Jen Ferrer 619-850-3719
  Player Rep Drea Soriana 619-253-8187








UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Announces Lacrosse Events

Action During the 2007 3 v. 3 Tournament 

Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB women’s lacrosse staff have compiled a list of lacrosse events that will be held at UCSB during the 2008-09 academic year. Headlining the list is the 21st Annual Santa Barbara Shootout but other new and repeat events are on the list. This includes the Third Annual UCSB 3 v. 3 Tournament November 15th and the first year Baster Buster Thanksgiving Tournament November 29 – 30. Some events are run by the UCSB women’s lacrosse team and others are run by East West Sports Camps.


November 7 9, 20008 UCSB Lacrosse Alumni Weekend
November 15, 2008
UCSB 3 v. 3 Tournament
November 29 – 30, 2008
UCSB Baster Buster Thanksgiving Tournament
January 17 – 19, 2009
UCSB Nifty 60 Winter Camp for Varsity Players
February 13 – 15, 2009 21st Annual Santa Barbara Shootout
April 18 – 20, 2009 WWLL Championships (Depending on Bid Award)
July 29 – August 1, 2009
East West Sports Camps Game Development Camp
August 1 – 2, 2009
UCSB Nifty 60 Summer Camp for Varsity Players












UCSB coaches will also be at the following winter camps not held in Santa Barbara. These events are run by head coach Paul Ramsey through his East West Sports Camps company.

Dates Event
December 28 – 30, 2008 OC Holiday Lacrosse Camp
January 9 – 11, 2009 Houston Girl’s Lacrosse Camp